The Museum of Ventura County is excited to co-sponsor with the Oxnard Film Society for two special screenings of “Dolores” on Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM at the Plaza Cinemas 14 in Downtown Oxnard.
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
This screening of “Dolores” is in collaboration with the Museum of Ventura County’s upcoming exhibit “Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo.
Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo will be on display from March 14, 2020—April 26, 2020 at the Museum of Ventura County and from March 20, 2020-August 2, 2020 the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula. An opening reception will be held in Ventura on Saturday, March 14 from 2—4 PM. Admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.
Jorge Corralejo, a longtime local activist and civic leader, displays his collection of photography and archives of work at both the Museum of Ventura County and the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula for this special two-location exhibit. A photography exhibit from the 1970’s labor strikes featured along with memorabilia from the collection of longtime local activist and civic leader, Jorge Corralejo. We learn about his time with United Farm Workers, working alongside Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta from the Boston A & P strikes to the streets of Oxnard.
The Museum of Ventura County is honored to host Dolores Huerta on March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM for a talk about her years working with the UFW, her work building community and organizing for change, and so much more. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo exhibit both before and after the talk. Admission is $5 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Pre-purchase tickets today at the following link: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Huerta